Posts Tagged ‘schwann cells’
Posted on July 11th, 2019
Recently, researchers have investigated a nerve repair process that could potentially be activated to heal injuries to the brain and spinal cord. This discovery came from investigating an existing peripheral nerve regeneration pathway and applying similar concepts to central nervous system cells. This research team was led by Claire Jacob, Professor at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and at the Swiss University of Fribourg. Their findings were published in a recent edition of Cell Reports.
Posted on July 5th, 2019
OHSU research could lead to new therapies to heal nervous system disorders
Scientists have discovered that a special type of cell is much more prolific in generating a protective sheath covering nerve fibers than previously believed.
Posted on August 4th, 2012
The FDA’s go-ahead makes The Miami Project’s clinical trial to aid against spinal cord injury the only one in the United States.
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis said Tuesday it has received federal approval to conduct “revolutionary” human trials to transplant a patient’s own Schwann cells, found mainly in the nervous system, to the site of recent spinal cord injuries in the hope that the trials may bring researchers closer to finding a cure for paralysis.
Posted on May 5th, 2008
Cell transplantation, physical therapy show promise in restoring function
There is no cure for a spinal cord injury, but much headway has been made in clinical research that could lead to one. Other therapies have helped to restore some function in spinal cord injured patients. A look at some efforts…
Posted on September 7th, 2007
Toronto research shows injured subjects walking better after injections
A Toronto-led team of researchers has found a way to use stem cells derived from skin to treat spinal cord injuries in rats.
The finding lends promise to the idea that stem cells could one day be used to heal spinal cord injuries in humans, helping thousands to walk again.